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Alaska Editorial: Democrats never let good news go to waste

...time would be measured in milliseconds between such an announcement and the Democrat press release accusing Parnell's administration of cooking the books to make his tax policy look better.That's the box the Democrats have put themselves...
Senate Finance advances budget bill

...included - for the proposed Susitna-Watana hydro project, despite a request for reconsideration by Gov. Sean Parnell's administration. Meyer has said the focus has been on pursuing a gas-line project and that there were some concerns that...
State | AK legislature
Analysis: Pension problems, proposals

...which is projected to be one of annual revenue shortfalls, there is a growing concern in Republican Gov. Sean Parnell's administration and the halls of the Capitol. The state's payments on a retirement plan that stopped taking new members in...
State | Local | AK legislature
Companies express support for gasline bill

...before the end of session, and questions continue about the role of TransCanada.Officials with Gov. Sean Parnell's administration say the proposed arrangement with TransCanada is a way for the state to not have to bear as much in upfront...
State | AK legislature
Legislative Roundup: March 16, 2014

...The state last year proposed a plan aimed at determining the refuge's oil and gas potential. Gov. Sean Parnell's administration argued under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, the Interior Secretary must approve an exploration...
State | AK legislature
Legislature ponders buying one quarter of gas pipeline

...setting the state's participation in the project at 25 percent.SB138 was introduced by Republican Gov. Sean Parnell's administration and was developed from a pair of agreements with private companies slated to work with the state to develop...
State | AK legislature
Bill would cut Alaska ferry workers' salaries

...cost-of-living adjustments have traditionally been discussed in bargaining.Goldrich said he worries Gov. Sean Parnell's administration is using the bill as leverage. The way the bill is written, it would go into effect immediately after being...
State | AK legislature
3 things to watch in the Legislature

...Gas lineAt least seven hearings are scheduled this week related to the major gas line project that Gov. Sean Parnell's administration is proposing the state take an equity stake in. That doesn't include a consultants' overview of the liquefied...
State | AK legislature
State signs deal to advance LNG line

...transparent set of terms, is Alaska's roadmap to developing our vast gas reserves," Parnell said in a statement.Parnell's administration still needs to ask the Legislature to change the tax on North Slope gas from a variable net tax to a flat gross...
Dam project draws attention to renewable goal

...saying the state should stop talking about the goal because he didn't see a commitment to it from Gov. Sean Parnell's administration. Stoltze later said his comments were more of a political challenge, borne of a desire to have a more open...
State | AK legislature


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